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RhynoCZ
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PostPosted: 22:04 - 18 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 22:07 - 18 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobby the Bastard wrote:
If OP can't name the landlords he's talking shit and just pulling stuff off the internets.
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Worked and lived in Bath till the 90's.

Shame you think that. Bought my first bike at Barton Motors which was in town in '71 by the river (ask the old timers). I think they moved to Twerton. Nice chat anyway. Knew Bath very well, possibly before you were born.
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PostPosted: 22:10 - 18 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

biker7 wrote:

Shame you think that. Bought my first bike at Barton Motors which was in town in '71 by the river (ask the old timers). I think they moved to Twerton. Nice chat anyway. Knew Bath very well, possibly before you were born.


Actually, I think you've just pulled it out of the bag.

They did move to twerton, cause thats where I bought my RG and X5 from them.
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PostPosted: 22:49 - 18 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back OT, Harley could've cultivated a whole new generation of riders, several times over, if they hadn't screwed Erik quite so comprehensively.

Marketed and supported properly, Buell could've been to Harley what AMG is/was to Mercedes.
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PostPosted: 23:13 - 18 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobby the Bastard wrote:
biker7 wrote:

Shame you think that. Bought my first bike at Barton Motors which was in town in '71 by the river (ask the old timers). I think they moved to Twerton. Nice chat anyway. Knew Bath very well, possibly before you were born.


Actually, I think you've just pulled it out of the bag.

They did move to twerton, cause thats where I bought my RG and X5 from them.

Thumbs Up I bought a 250 Yam from Two Wheel Services (I think ) about 95 in Twerton on the Bristol road. Decent bloke - I'm not very good on names.
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PostPosted: 23:15 - 18 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

biker7 wrote:
Thumbs Up I bought a 250 Yam from Two Wheel Services (I think ) about 95 in Twerton on the Bristol road. Decent bloke - I'm not very good on names.


What 250 Yam? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 23:58 - 18 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

RhynoCZ wrote:
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Thumbs Up I bought a 250 Yam from Two Wheel Services (I think ) about 95 in Twerton on the Bristol road. Decent bloke - I'm not very good on names.


What 250 Yam? Rolling Eyes


Slow but reliable and looked ok.
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PostPosted: 00:14 - 19 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harley these days are trying to compete. Probably pointless because younger riders require more for less. If I were 30 years younger I probably would not buy an HD. My bike is somewhere in between a trad Harley and a top end Jap bike, in spohistication. My local Harley dealer is selling loads of bikes compared to Kawasaki in the same building. But as the buying public ages I think this will decline. They should stick to what they do best - fairly old fashioned, blingy, expensive, well engineered, tourers. I don't think they will beat the Japs at their own game. Still the rulebook will be all change with electric so who knows what market forces will operate. I'd be quite happy to have an MT10 as an alternative to my bike if Harley went bust but for the moment I feel I have got the bike that suits me best. I will ride for about 10 more years max and by then a lot of you will be on electric machines.
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PostPosted: 11:46 - 19 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bromance is in the air. Wub

Nobby and biker7 didn't get on initially but have come together over their love of pubs and bike shops in Bath.

If it turns out that biker7 has loads of piercing then it won't be possible to separate them. Laughing
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It means that your kids are a bad influence on me. Tut Tut
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PostPosted: 12:11 - 19 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still don't want a Hardley...
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PostPosted: 12:19 - 19 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh and the answers?

The album on the wall in the bell was by the rhythmites, Hawkwind could be found at Hampton row, dicks bands are Culture shock, citizen fish and subhumans. Club fusion was under county hotel.

The landlords question was a trick one. The same guy had both. Ian woods. He banned me from both.
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PostPosted: 14:24 - 19 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, 4 valves per cylinder and FI - so we're up to say mid 80s BMW technology.
But still using push rods and making around 50hp/litre... which is probably getting on for just post WW2 technology (seems about what an early BSA goldstar was making.)

Harely really isn't anywhere near the Jap's (and German's) 200hp/lt game with this bike Wink.
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PostPosted: 16:35 - 19 Oct 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

G wrote:
Well, 4 valves per cylinder and FI - so we're up to say mid 80s BMW technology.
But still using push rods and making around 50hp/litre... which is probably getting on for just post WW2 technology (seems about what an early BSA goldstar was making.)

Harely really isn't anywhere near the Jap's (and German's) 200hp/lt game with this bike Wink.


I'm surprised that they aren't using a sidevalve setup
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